HIV Numbers Hit New High as AIDS Drugs Save Lives

More people than ever are living with the AIDS virus but this is largely due to better access to drugs that keep HIV patients alive and well for many years, the United Nations AIDS program (UNAIDS) said on Monday.

Fund Backs Cervical Cancer Vaccine in Poor Nations

The GAVI international immunizations group has agreed to fund the roll-out of vaccines against cervical cancer in developing countries, offering protection against a disease that kills one woman every two minutes.

Europe in the Grip of Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Superbugs capable of evading even the most powerful antibiotics are increasing their grip in Europe with rates of drug resistance in one type of bacteria reaching 50 percent in the worst-hit countries, health officials said Thursday.

U.S. Health Officials Push Flu Shots for All

U.S. health officials are looking to capitalize on significant gains in flu vaccination rates with a new campaign emphasizing the need for all Americans over six months of age to get a flu shot.


Express Scripts to buy Medco for $29 billion

S.Africa's Aspen earmarks $800 mln for M&A

South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare could spend some $800 million on acquisitions, its deputy CEO said, as Africa's biggest generic drugs maker looks for further targets, particularly in Latin America.
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Exclusive: Goldman CEO Hires High-Profile Attorney

Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has hired Reid Weingarten, a high-profile Washington defense attorney whose past clients include a former Enron accounting officer, according to a government source familiar with the matter.
George Washington University sophomore Mariasa Mammone gets a H1N1 flu vaccine shot by Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Angela Adams at the Student Health Service clinic in Washington

CDC Urging All Americans to Get Flu Shots

For the second year in a row, health experts are urging all Americans to get a flu shot, even though the circulating strains of flu have not changed since the 2010-2011 flu season.
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Flu "super antibody" may bring universal shot closer

Scientists have found a flu "super antibody" called FI6 that can fight all types of influenza A viruses that cause disease in humans and animals and say their discovery may be a turning point in the development of new flu treatments.
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Buyout firms to bid for GSK drugs portfolio-sources

At least three private equity firms are planning to bid for a clutch of GlaxoSmithKline's non-prescription products, expecting limited competition from rival large pharma groups, people familiar with the process said.